Members of the 14th Dáil

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This is a list of the members who were elected to the 14th Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Oireachtas (legislature) of Ireland. These TDs (Members of Parliament) were elected at the 1951 general election on 30 May 1951 and met on 13 June 1951. The 14th Dáil was dissolved by President Seán T. O'Kelly, at the request of the Taoiseach Éamon de Valera on 24 April 1954. The 14th Dáil lasted 1,084 days.

Composition of the 14th Dáil[edit]

Party May 1951 May 1954
Fianna Fáil 68 67
Fine Gael 40 42
Labour Party 16 15
Clann na Talmhan 6 6
Clann na Poblachta 2 2
Independents 14 14
Ceann Comhairle 1 1

Government party denoted with bullet ()

Graphical representation[edit]

This is a graphical comparison of party strengths in the 14th Dáil from June 1951.

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  • Note that this was not the official seating plan.

TDs by constituency[edit]

The list of the 147 TDs elected, is given in alphabetical order by constituency.

Members of the 14th Dáil
Constituency Name Party
Carlow–Kilkenny Patrick Crotty Fine Gael
Joseph Hughes Fine Gael
Francis Humphreys Fianna Fáil
Thomas Derrig Fianna Fáil
Thomas Walsh Fianna Fáil
Cavan Patrick O'Reilly Fine Gael
Michael Sheridan Fianna Fáil
Paddy Smith Fianna Fáil
John Tully Clann na Poblachta
Clare Éamon de Valera Fianna Fáil
Patrick Hillery Fianna Fáil
Patrick Hogan Labour Party
William Murphy Fine Gael
Cork Borough James Hickey Labour Party
Seán McCarthy Fianna Fáil
Patrick McGrath Fianna Fáil
Jack Lynch Fianna Fáil
Thomas F. O'Higgins Fine Gael
Cork East Martin Corry Fianna Fáil
Seán Keane Labour Party
Patrick O'Gorman Fine Gael
Cork North Patrick McAuliffe Labour Party
Seán Moylan Fianna Fáil
Denis O'Sullivan Fine Gael
Cork South Seán Buckley Fianna Fáil
Dan Desmond Labour Party
Patrick Lehane Independent
Cork West Seán Collins Fine Gael
Michael Murphy Labour Party
Timothy O'Sullivan Fianna Fáil
Donegal East Neil Blaney Fianna Fáil
Liam Cunningham Fianna Fáil
Daniel McMenamin Fine Gael
William Sheldon Independent
Donegal West Joseph Brennan Fianna Fáil
Cormac Breslin Fianna Fáil
Patrick O'Donnell Fine Gael
Dublin County Patrick Burke Fianna Fáil
Seán Dunne Labour Party
Éamon Rooney Fine Gael
Dublin North–Central Vivion de Valera Fianna Fáil
Colm Gallagher Fianna Fáil
Patrick McGilligan Fine Gael
Dublin North–East Jack Belton Fine Gael
Alfred Byrne Independent
Harry Colley Fianna Fáil
Peadar Cowan Independent
Oscar Traynor Fianna Fáil
Dublin North–West Cormac Breathnach Fianna Fáil
Alfred P. Byrne Independent
Declan Costello Fine Gael
Dublin South–Central Philip Brady Fianna Fáil
Maurice E. Dockrell Fine Gael
James Larkin, Jnr Labour Party
Seán Lemass Fianna Fáil
John McCann Fianna Fáil
Dublin South–East John A. Costello Fine Gael
Noël Browne Independent
Seán MacEntee Fianna Fáil
Dublin South–West Robert Briscoe Fianna Fáil
Bernard Butler Fianna Fáil
Peadar Doyle Fine Gael
Michael ffrench-O'Carroll Independent
Seán MacBride Clann na Poblachta
Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown Seán Brady Fianna Fáil
Liam Cosgrave Fine Gael
H. Percy Dockrell Fine Gael
Galway North Michael Donnellan Clann na Talmhan
James Hession Fine Gael
Mark Killilea, Snr Fianna Fáil
Galway South Patrick Beegan Fianna Fáil
Patrick Cawley Fine Gael
Frank Fahy Ceann Comhairle
Galway West Gerald Bartley Fianna Fáil
Peadar Duignan Fianna Fáil
John Mannion, Snr Fine Gael
Kerry North John Lynch Fine Gael
Patrick Finucane Independent
Tom McEllistrim Fianna Fáil
Dan Spring Labour Party
Kerry South Honor Crowley Fianna Fáil
John Flynn Independent
Patrick Palmer Fine Gael
Kildare Thomas Harris Fianna Fáil
William Norton Labour Party
Gerard Sweetman Fine Gael
Leix–Offaly Patrick Boland Fianna Fáil
William Davin Labour Party
Oliver J. Flanagan Independent
Peadar Maher Fianna Fáil
Tom O'Higgins Fine Gael
Limerick East Daniel Bourke Fianna Fáil
Tadhg Crowley Fianna Fáil
Michael Keyes Labour Party
James Reidy Fine Gael
Limerick West James Collins Fianna Fáil
David Madden Fine Gael
Donnchadh Ó Briain Fianna Fáil
Longford–Westmeath Frank Carter Fianna Fáil
Erskine H. Childers Fianna Fáil
Charles Fagan Independent
Michael Kennedy Fianna Fáil
Seán Mac Eoin Fine Gael
Louth Frank Aiken Fianna Fáil
James Coburn Fine Gael
Laurence Walsh Fianna Fáil
Mayo North Patrick Browne Fine Gael
Thomas O'Hara Clann na Talmhan
P. J. Ruttledge Fianna Fáil
Mayo South Joseph Blowick Clann na Talmhan
Dominick Cafferky Clann na Talmhan
Seán Flanagan Fianna Fáil
Micheál Ó Móráin Fianna Fáil
Meath Patrick Giles Fine Gael
Michael Hilliard Fianna Fáil
Matthew O'Reilly Fianna Fáil
Monaghan James Dillon Independent
Patrick Maguire Fianna Fáil
Bridget Rice Fianna Fáil
Roscommon John Beirne, Jnr Clann na Talmhan
Gerald Boland Fianna Fáil
John Finan Clann na Talmhan
Jack McQuillan Independent
Sligo–Leitrim Stephen Flynn Fianna Fáil
Eugene Gilbride Fianna Fáil
Mary Reynolds Fine Gael
Joseph Roddy Fine Gael
Patrick Rogers Fine Gael
Tipperary North John Fanning Fianna Fáil
Daniel Morrissey Fine Gael
Mary Ryan Fianna Fáil
Tipperary South Dan Breen Fianna Fáil
Patrick Crowe Fine Gael
Michael Davern Fianna Fáil
Richard Mulcahy Fine Gael
Waterford Thomas Kyne Labour Party
Patrick Little Fianna Fáil
John Ormonde Fianna Fáil
Bridget Redmond Fine Gael
Wexford Denis Allen Fianna Fáil
Brendan Corish Labour Party
Anthony Esmonde Fine Gael
John O'Leary Labour Party
James Ryan Fianna Fáil
Wicklow Thomas Brennan Fianna Fáil
Patrick Cogan Independent
James Everett Labour Party

Changes[edit]

Date Constituency Gain Loss Note
26 June 1952 Limerick East Fine Gael Fianna Fáil John Carew (FG) wins the seat vacated by the death of Daniel Bourke (FF)
26 June 1952 Mayo North Fianna Fáil Fianna Fáil Phelim Calleary (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of P. J. Ruttledge (FF)
26 June 1952 Waterford Fianna Fáil Fine Gael William Kenneally (FF) wins the seat vacated by the death of Bridget Redmond (FG)
12 November 1952 Dublin North–West Independent Independent Thomas Byrne (Ind) holds the seat vacated by the death of his brother Alfred P. Byrne (Ind)
18 June 1953 Cork East Fine Gael Labour Party Richard Barry (FG) wins the seat vacated by the death of Seán Keane (Lab)
18 June 1953 Wicklow Fine Gael Fianna Fáil Mark Deering (FG) holds the seat vacated by the death of Thomas Brennan (FF)
21 August 1953 Galway South Fianna Fáil Fianna Fáil Robert Lahiffe (FF) holds the seat vacated by the death of Frank Fahy (FF)
3 March 1954 Cork Borough Fine Gael Fine Gael Stephen Barrett (FG) holds the seat vacated by the death of Thomas F. O'Higgins (FG)
3 March 1954 Louth Fine Gael Fine Gael George Coburn (FG) holds the seat vacated by the death of his father James Coburn (FG)

See also[edit]